Following the success of Kings Court, we are delighted to be able to offer Queens Court which has fifteen modern, spacious, self-contained flats which we will be opening soon. Like Kings Court, our services at Queens Court will challenge traditional views of supported living. We support many young people in their teens and 20’s with complex needs to be as independent as they can, to work and volunteer, manage their first home, to have a family of their own and to participate in community activities. New Directions is actively myth busting how local people perceive our support services and Queen’s Court will continue to be an example of good practice.

Queens Court flats will resemble those of our Supported Living accommodation Kings Court

The people we support sometimes come from an institutionalised setting where their choices and freedom were restricted. Young people aged 16-18 fall between child and adult services, changing social workers and losing their leaving care advisor. The worst thing that can happen is that they move into an institutional care setting such as a dementia ward. In comparison, people we support have a breakfast club, play pool regularly, go glamping, start romantic relationships online, work in security, enjoy dinner parties together and some are taking the next steps to having a baby. We have provided transitional skills training at our short stay facility Milner House for many years to help people to gain experience before moving in to their new home. We have many tenants who have taken this route stage-by-stage until they feel confident about living in their own flats.

View during construction of Queens Court development in January 2020

We are actively looking for new tenants with complex needs to live at Queens Court who would like to become more independent, live their life to their full potential with the opportunity of moving into a new home in the Rugby town community. We provide additional support when needed and all our services are accessible to people we support from age 16 to the end of their life.

For more information call our Supported Living on 01788 573318 or email rdonovan@newdirectionsrugby.org.uk